Support The Meath after recent vandalism


+ estimated £1,009
£10,000 target

149 supporters


£10 + est £3 in Gift Aid on 30th Mar 2020 13:58

Started on 24th March 2020 Godalming, England, United Kingdom

Updates 1

Sebastian posted an update on 26th March 2020

Halfway there

Wow guys, great job. Including gift aid, we're over halfway towards our target. I originally picked £10,000 as a 'pie in the sky' large number, I never imagined we'd be seriously looking like we may hit it. I'm sure The Meath will be extremely touched by this collective effort that's been summoned up in just a couple of days.

Every resident of Godalming will, at one moment in time, have seen people from the Meath walking around Godalming smiling and enjoying themselves. If you've ever been to Changing Perceptions you'll have had an affordable cup of tea or coffee and by doing so helped support these vulnerable people. They're very much a part of local life and are always made to feel welcome. That is why it brings me great displeasure to hear that last night The Meath was broken into.

They vandalised and stole almost all their essential cars and minibuses leaving 84 extremely vulnerable residents stranded. In this time of self-isolation, this has really added insult to injury. Already with the struggle of postponed fundraisers and cooped up residents they must now deal with a serious burglary. They also still need to get to their vital hospital and other medical appointments. Something which will now be far more challenging. 

The Meath is a wonderful home in Godalming, Surrey to 84 people who live with complex epilepsy and associated disabilities. Residents are supported to triumph over adversity with the specialised, individual care they receive in a warm and enabling environment. The programme of daily activities on offer truly enriches the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

It costs £6.4 m per annum to keep the Meath operational which equates to over £17k per day.  The Meath receives funding of £5.5 m from care packages which cover the cost of housing, food and heating only. The charity work hard to fundraise the rest in order to sustain the best services possible for the people they support

Let's try and raise £10,000 to go some way to help this charity in their hour of need and show that love is stronger than evil. It is my hope that we can show the residents’ staff and volunteers at The Meath that people do care and that they do not face their difficult challenges alone. 

Any support for The Meath during this time would make a big difference to them; major fundraising events have been put on hold during COVID19 and staff are having to divert valuable limited resources as a result of the mindless act of vandalism last night. 

To find out more about The Meath go to their website:

Thank you.


Annabel Haddock commented

Good luck in reaching your goal and all the very best for a more mobile future.

30th March 2020 at 5:04pm
Annabel Haddock pledged £25 + an est. £6 in Gift Aid
30th March 2020 at 5:02pm
Anonymous pledged £10 + an est. £3 in Gift Aid

30th March 2020 at 1:58pm

Esther Doerksen commented

I am proud to support this amazing charity. I have a dear friend who lives there at the Meath and I want her and the others that live there to feel safe and secure and to have available resources in place.

29th March 2020 at 3:24pm
Victor Cracknell pledged £35 + an est. £9 in Gift Aid
29th March 2020 at 12:45pm
claire.woodward pledged £20 + an est. £5 in Gift Aid
29th March 2020 at 11:32am
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28th March 2020 at 8:54pm

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28th March 2020 at 5:32pm

Deborah Grobbelaar commented

Thinking of you all and some vehicles can be replaced

28th March 2020 at 5:10pm
Jack Oliver Smith commented

Love and best wishes to everyone Jack and Abi xx

28th March 2020 at 2:43pm

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